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'''Francis Parkman, Jr.''' (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of ''The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life'' and his monumental seven-volume ''France and England in North America.'' These works are still valued as historical sources and as literature. He was also a leading horticulture|horticulturist, briefly a professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and author of several books on the topic. Parkman was a trustee of the Boston Athenæum from 1858 until his death in 1893.
Birth date{{Birth date|1823|09|16}}
Birth placeBoston, Massachusetts
Death date{{Death date and age|1893|11|08|1823|09|16}}
Death placeJamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts
Resting placeMount Auburn Cemetery
OccupationHistorian, writer
NationalityAmerican
Alma materHarvard College; class of 1844
SpouseCatherine Scollay Bigelow
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